Ten design trends to transform your home interior
To keep you on the straight and narrow here are Eskay Design interior designer Sarah Knox’s quick top 10 trend tips making a serious comeback.
It started as a small trickle with a few cushions here and there but now it is covering major furniture pieces such as sofas and beds. This trend is a luxurious fabric and it looks amazing in all the new fashionable colours such as burgundy, terracotta and green.
Wallpaper has been on trend for a while but now it is about going bolder and braver. Wallpapered ceilings are a new trend, as are beautiful bright murals.
3. Natural stone
Stone is always on trend but the new direction in colour is moving to raw earthy tones such as jade greens and gravel reds. This will be visible in coffee tables, tiling and even cupboard handles.
This is about keeping things minimal, using skinnier benchtops and streamlined appliances. The statement comes in the use of “colour”. Adding colour in the cabinetry makes a kitchen stand out.
Fake or real greenery is a trend that will be around forever in some shape or form. It brings life to the barest minimal interiors and injects a fresh feel.
6. Handmade products
Local artisan pieces have made a revival. Local artists such as Tahnee Mae create beautiful original organic-feeling pieces that could suit almost any home.
7. Window treatments
Gone are the days of minimal roller blinds and basic window treatments, it is now all about layering and adding texture and colour. There are amazing fabrics available now that can be made into beautiful inspiring curtains and sheers. A curtain can add a whole new element to a space, it finishes off any room and is a great way to add character.
8. 3-D finishes and effects
There is still a great trend towards using textured 3-D finishes in the home. This could range from a 3-D bathroom tile to a flocked wallpaper.
9. Technological drop zones
This is an emerging trend in most homes. These are often just a small space in a little nook that you can add your own shelf or drawer to, at a minimal cost.
10. Statement pieces
Be it furniture, a rug or a beautiful piece of art, it is about keeping the base palette neutral and then adding stand-out pieces to the space and giving it your own personality.
Velvet and natural texture in pillows — Piper pillows from Roxby Lane, Subiaco.